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Bartlett, Josiah (1729-1795) [Receipt for meals and lodging]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02205 Author/Creator: Bartlett, Josiah (1729-1795) Place Written: Springfield, Massachusetts Type: Autograph document Date: 7 August 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 10 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Charles Pyncheon. Verifies receipt of 32 shillings from Bartlett as payment for his and Colonel Nathaniel Peabody's food and lodging for eight days at the Springfield, Massachusetts monetary convention held 30 July - 6 August 1777.

Background Information: According to seller's description, this document is entirely written in Bartlett's hand but signed at the end by Pyncheon. Bartlett was a delegate to the Continental Congress from New Hampshire ...and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Peabody was also a delegate from New Hampshire. The monetary convention held at Springfield was to discuss the state of paper currency. See More

People: Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795
Pyncheon, Charles, fl. 1777
Peabody, Nathaniel, 1741-1823

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryCongressContinental CongressFinanceDiet and nutritionGovernment and CivicsCoins and CurrencyEconomics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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